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T7386 Reformation Theology

  • Unit Code & NameT7386 Reformation Theology
  • DescriptionThis unit examines the major theological themes that emerged during the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. It includes Lutheran, Zwinglian, Calvinist and Anabaptist theology as well as the Arminian theology of the early seventeenth century.

    This course unit will examine the major theological developments during, and emerging from, the Protestant Reformation. These will be set within their broad historical and confessional context.
  • DisciplineTheology
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester1, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline, Class
  • DateClasses will be held on Wednesdays from 9.15am-12.45pm. Online students will access weekly learning activities
  • Prerequisites9 credit points from 7200 series units in Theology
  • Learning ActivitiesLectures, class discussion student debates
  • AssessmentsAnalysis of a primary source, student debate, essay
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Explain how the intellectual developments of the renaissance and reformation periods have contributed to the origins of modern thought
    2. Articulate a nuanced understanding of the complementarity and discontinuity of the various Reformers' ideas
    3. Critically analyse source materials of the Reformation
    4. Evaluate the major doctrinal themes of the Protestant Reformers such as Justification, Grace and Election, the Church
    5. Creatively apply insights from the Reformation to contemporary faith and practice
  • Text BooksAlister McGrath, Reformation Thought. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. This is the 3rd edition. Earlier editions would probably be OK. I think there are some copies in the library book store that it would be good to clear out.

    Roger E. Olsen, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2006.